What is Debt? – An Interview with Economic... →
“In Sanskrit, Hebrew, Aramaic, ‘debt,’ ‘guilt,’ and ‘sin’ are actually the same word. Much of the language of the great religious movements – reckoning, redemption, karmic accounting and the like – are drawn from the language of ancient finance. But that language is always found wanting and inadequate and twisted around into something completely different. It’s as if the great prophets...
Joy to the world
I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client...– -Saul Bass From Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design He did the opening title sequence and film poster for Carmen Jones (a favorite film!).
What is money? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English →
“The truth about money creation is a bit like the end of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, when it turns out that there is no all-knowing wizard, only an old man behind a curtain, making things up as he goes along.” Interesting piece! The passion of #OWS occupiers is growing and so exciting, but while the rest of the world watches on and more participate it’s important to be...
What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative... →
Yes! “Collaborative Consumption describes the rapid explosion in swapping, sharing, bartering, trading and renting being reinvented through the latest technologies and peer-to-peer marketplaces in ways and on a scale never possible before.” via keri smith’s blog: Ways to Reduce Our Reliance on Corporations (and Exposure to Ads)
Rethinking... Conventional Thinking
“When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world ‘is the way it is’… life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact…” - Steve Jobs “I think that we should try to examine the things that we’re using to make us happy.” - Russell Brand on the cult of celebrity Kind of left-field here, but so wonderfully wise:...
Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays @ The Paramount... →
I’m so excited for this! The theme for this year is “The First Oscars”. Last year I went for the the first time and it was magical: old silent film, live organ accompaniment, beautiful theater, fantastic food from TJs (even better if you get VIP tickets!). Recommended!
FAMOUS NAMES | Does it matter what a product is... →
Fascinating! “Lexicon’s most successful names—among them Pentium, for Intel; Swiffer, for Procter & Gamble; PowerBook, for Apple; Dasani, for Coca-Cola—have become immensely lucrative global brands, which collectively have brought in billions of dollars for their companies. Lexicon’s founder and C.E.O., David Placek, maintains that the best name brands, like poems, work by...